Fig & honey baked goat cheese appetizer

Experience the Delight: Fig & Honey Baked Goat Cheese Appetizer Recipe
2 October 2023
Rating: 4.00
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Indulge in the delightful combination of sweet and savory with our Fig & Honey Baked Goat Cheese Appetizer. This dish is a perfect blend of the creamy goat cheese, the natural sweetness of figs and honey, and the crunchiness of walnuts and pistachios. It’s an ideal appetizer for a Friday night gathering or a cozy family dinner. You can prepare it ahead of time and simply warm it up before serving. Although it can be served cold, I highly recommend serving it warm to fully enjoy the melted goodness of the goat cheese.

Fig & honey baked goat cheese appetizer

4 from 1 vote
This Fig & Honey Baked Goat Cheese Appetizer is a delightful blend of creamy goat cheese, sweet figs and honey, and crunchy walnuts and pistachios. It's an easy-to-prepare dish that can be served warm or cold, making it a perfect appetizer for gatherings or family dinners.
Servings 1 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 round of soft goat cheese about 4 oz
  • 5 fresh figs a mix of green and purple, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • Some crushed walnuts
  • Some crushed pistachios
  • Some dried lemon thyme to garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Place the goat cheese in the center of an 8” round ceramic, oven-safe dish.
  • Arrange the sliced figs around the goat cheese.
  • Scatter the crushed walnuts and pistachios over the top.
  • Drizzle the honey evenly over the goat cheese and figs.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is soft
  • Serve warm with your choice of crackers or toasted bread.

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Notes

– This appetizer pairs well with a variety of crackers. I recommend whole grain or multigrain crackers for a healthier option.
– If you’re not a fan of walnuts or pistachios, feel free to substitute with other nuts like almonds or pecans.
– If figs are not in season, you can use dried figs or even substitute with other fruits like pears or apples.
– Remember, you can prepare this dish ahead of time and simply warm it up in the oven for 5 minutes before serving. However, serving it warm is highly recommended to fully enjoy the creamy, melted goat cheese.
– For the goat cheese, I highly recommend using Cypress Grove Goat Cheese, which can be found at Whole Foods. It has a fantastic flavor that pairs beautifully with the sweetness of the figs and honey.
 
Author: Marzi
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: Appetizer, Figs, Goat cheese, Honey and goat cheese

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  1. Nina Young says:

    4 stars
    Easy to make and delicious. Just one thing: It turned out too sweet. I’d recommend reducing the honey back or not at all because figs are sweet on their own..

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